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July 26, 2012

Officials prep for county fair

MORRISON, Ill. — County officials are gearing up for the 142nd Whiteside County Fair that begins Aug. 14.

This year’s event features a wide variety of entertainment and events for the family, including horse shows, pro-bull riding, twilight harness racing, lawn mower racing, tractor pull, a carnival and more.

Fair offices will be open for business beginning Aug. 6 for the week prior to the fair.

The office of the secretary and treasurer are located in the building near the grandstand at the Whiteside County Fairgrounds, in Morrison, and will be open the week before the fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10. Hours will be 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11.

During this time they will accept hand-delivered entries, processing those received by mail, selling reserved grandstand seating, season tickets and Mega Passes.  

The grandstand entertainment starts with the demolition derby on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

Draft Horse Halter judging starts on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m., and Next-Level Pro-Bull Riding Productions will entertain the crowd as the featured entertainment at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 16, at 8 a.m., the (preliminary) Draft Horse Hitches will be judged, with Twilight Harness Races beginning at 5 p.m.  

After the races, the final of the Draft Horse Hitches and Western Speed events will take place. Five classes of souped-up tractors and trucks will take over the grandstand on Friday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. for the tractor and truck pull.

Lawn Mower Racing will return on Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. for their second year at the fair and at 6:30 p.m. the second demolition derby will finish off the fair’s five-day grandstand events.

Harness racing takes over the racetrack on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. and Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. with track records up for grabs. Children’s pedal pulls are scheduled on Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. and Aug. 18 at 11 a.m., with six divisions for children ages 4 through 12. Grandpa Cratchet will once again be at the fair to entertain, and there will be a bicycle given away each day of the fair.

Bingo is back again this year and will be open every weeknight of the fair from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 18, from 3 to 9 p.m.

More than $115,500 in premiums will be offered in prize money to the winners in more than 1,500 different classes. The 60-page premium books are available at banks throughout the county or online directly from the fair website, www.whitesidecountyfair.org.

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